Restoration (Now going mild Oulaw) 1964 356C Coupe 217115

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#226 Post by Harry DeNoers »

To those who have asked about the iPad bracket. Please note it can swing under the dash, so it is hidden when not in use. . .
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#227 Post by Martin Benade »

So did you drive it?
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#228 Post by Harry DeNoers »

Martin Benade wrote: Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:52 pm So did you drive it?
Martin, she drives great, tight as a drum.
Her steering is extremely stiff, but Andy says she will loosen with time.
She drives like she is glued to the road.
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#229 Post by Harry DeNoers »

Sorry guys, when I'm not driving I'm taking photos. Three of these belong to Andy Daugherty,
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#230 Post by Martin Benade »

Does the steering return to straight ahead nicely? Enjoy driving it!
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#231 Post by Harry DeNoers »

Martin Benade wrote: Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:44 pm Does the steering return to straight ahead nicely? Enjoy driving it!
Martin, the steering does not return. Andy says once I drive it a while, it will lose up.
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Martin Benade wrote: Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:44 pm Does the steering return to straight ahead nicely? Enjoy driving it!
Martin,
Front steering/front suspension is sorted and now returns straight and true. A few other tweaks and adjustments have added to her driving pleasure. A really tall fourth gear results in 100 MPH at 4200 RPM on the electric tac.
She feels like she is riding on rails, solid stance, really good footprint. Have put 200+ miles on her since picking her up.
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#234 Post by Steve Turino »

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Your car brings a tear to my eye she is so beautiful, it would be a dream to be able to do such a restoration. Kudos to you and Andy, what incredible work, oh and another vote for the hood handle.
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Steve Turino wrote: Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:40 am Harry
Your car brings a tear to my eye she is so beautiful, it would be a dream to be able to do such a restoration. Kudos to you and Andy, what incredible work, oh and another vote for the hood handle.
Hi Steve,
This car has been such a joy, and you are correct, she came at just the right time.
I returned her to Andy Monday for Andy to tweak. She is back now and she drives every bit as sweet as she looks. The hood handle has been an exciting conversation. Once it is mounted, the decision is permanent.

My dream was to have the car restored to as new condition, and no expense was spared in the extensive restoration. But the vision was to build a car I actually could and would regularly drive, not just to club events and shows.

In keeping with that we added wider wheels (5.5” front, 6.0” rear) modern radial tires, and as much sound deadener as we could add (Fat Boy) without it being seen. Additional, the original engine is long gone, (she has 287,000+ miles) so we installed a 912 (better, more durable case but she looks stock) with the normal cam and big bore upgrade (estimated 115 HP), solex carburetors, kept the mechanical fuel pUmp but she is augmented with an electric pump connected to a button hidden under the dash for cold starts and possible mechanical pump failure, a tall fourth gear (confirmed 4,200 RPM AT 100 MPH). We added a modern but stock appearing radio and mount for a mini iPad that connects through one of two USB ports. We can remove the iPad and swivel the mount under the dash for an as stock appearance.
The Interior is a stock appearing black leather and original German wool style carpet as you would find in the most beautiful show car.
We removed the side trim, installed GT trim on the bumpers, removed the antenna, added fender-mounted mirrors and as you know have not mounted the hood handle. It will probably eventually be reinstalled, but not right away (the debate is actually fun and I am still recording votes for and against).
She is stunning and I intend to put another 100k miles on her. (I have already scheduled a dismantle and repaint in two years).
The three-year wait has been well worth the time and money. Andy is an excellent craftsman.
Regards, Harry

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You may find that in two years you are unwilling to part with it for repainting.
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#237 Post by Harry DeNoers »

Martin Benade wrote: Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:40 pm You may find that in two years you are unwilling to part with it for repainting.
Martin, you no doubt speak the truth.
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#238 Post by Ron evans »

Love the color, great build!

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Ron evans wrote: Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:33 am Love the color, great build!
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#240 Post by Harry DeNoers »

Baby has her nose ring on. . . she is happy, happy, happy . . . and still stunning!
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